• Registrations for AUSPACK 2022, the southern hemisphere’s leading processing and packaging trade event, are now open.
    Registrations for AUSPACK 2022, the southern hemisphere’s leading processing and packaging trade event, are now open.

Preparations for the southern hemisphere’s leading processing and packaging trade event AUSPACK are well underway. From 17-20 May, at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, AUSPACK 2022 will allow attendees to see first-hand, products that offer enhanced safety, security, automation, and cost-saving benefits.

This year, more than 250 suppliers representing hundreds of global brands will be on the show floor showcasing business solutions that address top industry trends and themes. Expanded business sessions and improved online searchable directories mean visitors can tailor their visit and maximise their experience.

Mark Dingley, chairman of the Australian Packaging & Processing Machinery Association (APPMA), which owns AUSPACK, said, “AUSPACK 2022 will showcase a host of global mega trends in the food, beverage and pharmaceutical processing and packaging industries. As the first industry expo since 2019, it will be the perfect place for people across the packaging and processing sectors to find solutions to increase efficiencies across their business.”

The AUSPACK Leaders Forum, from 18-19 May, will offer business owners the opportunity to benchmark as an organisation of the future, gain knowledge and inspiration, and network with like-minded, forward-thinking leaders. Key themes include future supply chain; adapting and diversifying for commercial success; future technology; sustainability and the circular economy; investment and collaboration; and future workforce.

The expanded Solutions Theatres at AUSPACK 2022 will give visitors in-depth overviews of technology, solutions and strategies, with sessions covering supply chain and procurement; education; preventative maintenance; materials and packaging design; network security; the circular economy; the future of manufacturing and warehousing and more.

The exhibition floor will also feature an array of new zones: IT & Services, Processing Equipment, Packaging and Packaging Materials, and Packaging Machinery, making navigation easier.

Entry to the APPMA Awards of Excellence have also opened, and close on 4 March. Winners will be announced at the Gala Awards Ceremony on 18 May on day two of AUSPACK 2022. Tickets for both the Awards Gala Night and Leaders Forum are on sale from February.

The AUSPACK 2022 website is continually being updated with speakers, events and news. Tickets to the exhibition are free and are now available on the website.


Packaging News

It's been a long time coming, the evolution of AUSPACK into an ell-encompassing trade show for packaging and processing, truly reflective of the industry represented by show owner the APPMA. And last night at the APPMA Gala Dinner during AUSPACK, the APPEX show was launched.

The APPMA Awards of Excellence Gala Dinner was attended by 450 packaging and processing industry professionals, who gathered for the industry's night of nights to recognise this year's winners: Foodmach, Fibre King, GS1, Packsize, Trimatt Systems and Laco Automation were victorious, with emerging leaders from HMPS and Rhima also recognised.

On the Matthews Australasia stand at AUSPACK today, CEO Mark Dingley announced the company's new strategic partnership with FreshChain Systems, enabling end-to-end fresh food traceability from farm to fork.